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  1. LHWBelt

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    Pretty self explanitory. Which ones are the best? I've been reading kiss the girls which is actually a movie i may try and re-watching true detective season 1 so I'm clearly in the mood for this genre.
     
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    Oops supposed to be in the mayberry
     
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    The Millenium series:
    The girl with the dragon tattoo
    The girl who played with fire
    The girl who kicked the hornets nest

    Black Sunday

    Zodiac

    None are your conventional good guy looking to catch the vilain films but good films none the less imo
     
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    I want Jake Shields to investigate OneFC on why they hired the ugliest round girls in Asia.

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    the book murder rap by greg harding(bout pac and big) if you like procedurals
     
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    The Fall with Gillian Anderson. It's a series on Netflix, not a movie though. The third season is a little =\ but it's pretty creepy and worth watching.

    Really though, there are lots of Scandinavian Noir shows on Netflix that are good and creepy and involve a manhunt for a killer.

    I like: Forbrydelsen, The Bridge, River (UK), Luther (UK - more episodic, but pretty entertaining), Happy Valley.
     
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    This is my favorite genre!!!
     
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    Based on Andrey Chikatilo, probably one of the worst persons to ever live.
     
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    I've always liked Fallen with Denzel and John Goodman. I saw a really good Korean movie a few years back called Public Enemy. It was about this burned out cop chasing a serial killer. Definitely worth watching.
     
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    Silence of the Lambs
    Red Dragon (and Manhunter)
    Zodiac
    Citizen X
    The Deliberate Stranger
    Seven

    I'd say those are the best of the best, off the top of my head.

    When a Stranger Calls, if that counts.
     
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    Stephen Rea was fantastic in this movie. Everyone was great - Sutherland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Joss Ackland. I'd say it was DeMunn's career performance.
     
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    I agree, it's a great movie!
     
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    looks good to me. what kind of ridiculous standards do you have for girls that hold ring cards?
     
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    1. Silence of the Lambs
    2. Seven
    3. Zodiac
     
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    This is quite possibly the best movie ever.
     
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    Also if you’re a fan of true crime the old FBI files show had lots of good SK episodes the one about the baker who was a serial killer in Alaska is one of my favorite
    Speaking of Alaska and serial killers “Insomnia” is fantastic
     
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    Literally entered the thread to type in Memories of Murder.
    I Saw the Devil is another good one, but quite different in approach.
    Cure is a Japanese film y Kiyoshi Kurosawa that's amazing. It has an approach that differs a lot from the genre, but is very much worth watching.
    The classic 1931 film M by Fritz Lang.

    If you want to see the most satisfying ending to a serial killer hunter film check out Chuck Bronson's 10 to Midnight.

    There are a lot of good classic noir films and some European stuff usually German krimi or Italian crime films that often have pseudo-giallo features, but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for. Cat O'Nine Tails is a good early 70's Italian crime film about searching for a murderer.
    The '79 film When a Stranger Calls starts off and ends as horror but in the middle (the bulk of the film) is a detective/crime film.
    The Exorcist 3 is essentially a detective/serial killer film.
     
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    I adore this sub-genre TS.

    +Cape Fear
    +Copycat
    +The Exorcist III
    +Insomnia
    +To Live and Die In L.A.
    +The Pledge
    +Rampage

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    Seven

    Hannibal
     
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